Wednesday, April 28, 2010

News: Jalan Universiti Sinkhole Repaired

Sinkhole in Jalan Universiti patched up
Wednesday April 28, 2010

THE large sinkhole caused by a burst pipe along Jalan Universiti has been patched up after contractors worked round the clock on Monday night....


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

News: Bye Bye Floppy

Sony to stop selling floppy disks from 2011

Sony has signalled what could be the final end of the venerable floppy disk.

The electronics giant has said it will stop selling the 30-year-old storage media in Japan from March 2011...


Related report R.I.P. Floppy Disk

News: Sinkhole on Jalan University, PJ

I sometimes use Jalan Universiti to get to the Federal Highway after work. Good thing I decided against using that route yesterday. The sinkhole was near the Jalan Universiti's KFC.

Sinkhole brings traffic to a halt
Tuesday April 27, 2010
A sinkhole so big that it could “swallow” several cars appeared on Jalan Universiti here, bringing traffic to a halt....

Pictures from The Star online

Pictures from The Star online


Monday, April 26, 2010

Hulu Selangor By-Election:BN Wins

BN wins Hulu Selangor

(BN) P.Kamalanathan 24,997
(PKR) Datuk Zaid Ibrahim 23,272.

BN won by 1725 votes.


Friday, April 23, 2010

AsiaSentinel: Malaysia's Submarine Scandal

Malaysia's Submarine Scandal Surfaces in France
Friday, 16 April 2010

A potentially explosive scandal in Malaysia over the billion-dollar purchase of French submarines, a deal engineered by then-Defense Minister Najib Tun Razak, has broken out of the domestic arena with the filing of a request to investigate bribery and kickbacks from the deal in a Paris court....

Read report at

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Danger:Federal Highway/Jalan Kerinchi

There is another danger spot at the turn off from Federal Highway to Jalan Kerinchi. A stretch of steel barrier has collapsed due to an accident or due to wear and tear. It has been the case for the last few months.

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I can't remember if this was the result of a bus accident The Star: Bus falls off flyover, more than 20 passengers hurt in July 2009.

What is DBKL going to do about this?

Monday, April 19, 2010

18 April 2010 LRC @J1 Sunday Celebration.

Worship taken by team 3, lead by Stephanie. Message shared by Pastor Dexter Low.

Danger: Over Federal Highway

There is a gaping hole in the steel fence barrier over the Federal Highway at the EPF-UH flyover in between Jalan University and Jalan Gasing.

I noticed a similar hole in the steel barrier at the Amcorp Mall interchange over the Federal Highway, between Jalan Utara and Jalan Timur. It has since been repaired after many months of being a danger to pedestrians and motorists.

Someone could fall through the hole unto the highway below. Who is responsible to do the repairs, MBPJ? Will the authorities only repair it after some tragedy has happened?

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Underpasses On Jalan Cheras

New underpasses were opened a few days ago. Two are at the Jalan Cheras/Jalan Loke Yew roundabout and one at the Jalan Cheras/Taman Len Seng interchange. Some photos taken today at the latter's underpass.

Picture 1: Cheras-Kajang highway, after the RM1 toll heading towards KL.

Picture 2: The first of 2 tunnels

Picture 3: The second tunnel

Picture 4: Exit at Taman Connaught

Read about the opening reported on Friday
Underpasses to help ease congestion in Jalan Cheras
Friday April 16, 2010

The Jalan Cheras/Taman Len Seng project was constructed in a move to alleviate traffic congestion when coming out of Kajang to Kuala Lumpur/Petaling Jaya while easing traffic movement from the surrounding residential estates to enter or exit Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya.

Built at a cost of RM77mil, the project involved construction of a flyover crossing Jalan Cheras for traffic flow from KL and PJ to Taman Len Seng and Taman Orkid Desa, two tunnels (two-lane) for traffic heading from Kajang to Petaling Jaya, the upgrading of Jalan 1/144A junction, and the upgrading of Jalan Cheras and roads leading into Taman Len Seng and Kg Sungai Midah.

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Jusco Mahkota Cheras Opening Soon on 28 April 2010:

Jusco Mahkota Cheras will be opening next week, Wednesday on 28th April 2010. More shopping options close to home.

Jusco AEON on Facebook.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Woh! Roti Tissue

This is the longest or tallest roti tissue we ever had. You can get it at Uncle K Kopitiam in Jaya One, PJ.

TweetBlog:Follow up on my refund

I just called Perodua. The service advisor was going to call me today.

The refund is not ready. The week before last they told me it will be ready last week. Till today, it is not and I was informed it will be ready for collection by this week.

I will have to send the car in again to check the brakes. No shaking of the steering wheel when I brake, that has been solved. Now when I brake, there are sounds coming from the wheels.

Sigh! Makes me think twice about buying cars from Perodua in the future.

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Perodua, where is my refund?
TweetBlog: 01.04.2010: Change Car Disc-Brake (Update)


When comparing one thing with another you may find that one is more appealing “than” another.

Than” is the word you want when doing comparisons. But if you are talking about time, choose “then“:“First you separate the eggs; then you beat the whites.” Alexis is smarter than I, not “then I.”


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Perodua, where is my refund?

More than a week has passed and the Perodua service advisor or customer care has not called me regarding the refund for the additional cost of the acoustic insulator added to my February car service invoice.

Must I as a customer call them? This is not the first time I have to call and remind them. This is not good customer service.

Related post TweetBlog: 01.04.2010: Change Car Disc-Brake

Jusco Mahkota Cheras Update

I passed Jusco Mahkota Cheras this morning after breakfast at a nearby restaurant. There were many cars parked outside, lots of activities around the area and in the building.

The outlet must be opening soon. When? I am still not sure.

No photos as I left my handphone camera at home charging.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wanita MCA chief Senator Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun Quits MCA

Chew Mei Fun quits party, govt posts
Fri, 09 Apr 2010

Wanita MCA chief Senator Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun announced her decision to quit all her party posts today, and added that she will submit her resignation as senator and deputy minister of the Women, Family and Community Development ministry tomorrow.

If we accept, without question, leaders who are not good role models, it will send a negative message to the people, especially to children who look up to leaders as role models in that our party accepts and condones such corruption notwithstanding our wholesome and respectable culture.


Monday, April 5, 2010

Strictly No Contract IT Consultants

We contract IT consultants in our workplace, and we sometimes call them "contractors".

In my office block, there is this notice outside the lifts. "STRICTLY NO CONTRACTORS... ALLOW INTO THIS LIFT", other than the bad grammar, our contract IT consultants are not allowed to use the lift.

Please use the stairs ^__^

Lunch @ O&S, Paramount, PJ

My colleagues and I went to O&S Restaurant in Paramount PJ last Friday for lunch.

I ordered a small Wan Ton Mee and it was really small. Cost RM4, but it was delicious. A small plate or bowl of noodle use to cost RM3.50-3.80 last year.

I had to buy Pisang Goreng after eating the noodle.

Goodbye Ue3, Hello Viva Home

VA vibrant mall for all soon
Monday April 5, 2010

II IS bye-bye Ue3 Complex, and hello Viva Home, an integrated lifestyle home and entertainment mall set to open by the end of the year.

For the Plaza Uncang Emas 3 (Plaza Ue3) in Jalan Loke Yew, Cheras, it will be an end to the name and place soon as a total transformation is being carried out to pave the way for something new, fresh and different...


Is Your Trolley Clean?

Hidden dangers on shopping trolleys
Monday April 5, 2010

TAKING a trip to the supermarket can be dangerous, as research has shown that the handles of the shopping trolleys are a hotbed for bacteria and viruses which can make shoppers sick, especially children....


Friday, April 2, 2010

Muhyiddin's April Fool’s joke?

Kit Siang: Muhyiddin is an April Fool’s joke
Friday April 1, 2010

DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang continued his tirade against Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s declaration that he was a “Malay first”, saying it has dismantled Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s 1 Malaysia and turned the concept into an April Fool’s joke.

Earlier in the day, Najib said he saw nothing wrong with his deputy’s statement.

“I feel very sorry for the Prime Minister that his signature concept of 1 Malaysia, as the sixth prime minister of Malaysia, has been torn to smithereens by his deputy just on the eve of his first anniversary as Prime Minister on Saturday on 3rd April,” Lim told reporters in Parliament today.

“In fact, thanks to Muhyiddin, Najib’s 1 Malaysia concept has been turned nationwide into an April fool’s joke, as today is April 1,” the Ipoh Timur MP added.

Muhyiddin said yesterday that he considered himself a “Malay first,” and only then a Malaysian, in response to a challenge issued by the veteran opposition leader.

Lim had challenged Muhyiddin to state that he was Malaysian first, and Malay second to prove that he did indeed believe in the concept of 1 Malaysia which had been Barisan Nasional’s “unifying” slogan under the leadership of Najib....


TweetBlog: 01.04.2010: Change Car Disc-Brake (Update)

Collected my car from the service centre yesterday evening. The disc-brake was skimmed and brake pad changed. There was no charges, as the car is still under warranty.

I will be refunded for the Acoustic Insulator which I was charged during the last car service in February. I bought this part in year 2007, which is installed on the car bonnet.

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Thursday, April 1, 2010

What To Do: Lost your Luggage During Air Travel

Strategies for dealing with lost bags
Getting your compensation requires follow-up, persistence

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TweetBlog: 01.04.2010: Change Car Disc-Brake

Sent my car in this morning to the Perodua service center to change the car's disc-brake. Everytime I brake hard, the steering wheel will vibrate and sometimes the whole car shakes.

The service adviser said since the car is still under warranty (extended warranty), they will replace the disc-brake for free.

Things to be done today:
. Replace disc-brake
. Skimming
. Replace disc-pad

Feb 2010: I informed the service adviser on 7 February before Chinese New Year when I sent my car in for its normal service, and since they did not have the parts, they had to order it and will call me when it arrives.

Mac 2010: It has been more than a month and I did not receive any follow up call. I called on 8 March, and was told he forgot and will call me back. I contacted Perodua customer service this week, and than the service adviser called me back. Set an appointment today to have the disc-brake replaced.

TweetBlog: 31.03.2010: Dinner With My Brothers

Dinner at Nanking Restaurant with Jo and Caleb last night before our music practice.